Celestron NexStar 6SE f/10 GoTo Telescope
This telescope is an excellent choice for a beginner getting into astronomy, It’s has a large 6” aperture that is powerful enough to resolve Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. It is lightweight and can be run on batteries which will make it easy to take on trips. It is also versatile enough to be used for both Deep Space and Planetary astrophotography.
- 6-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula.
- Fully automated, GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects will automatically locate and track objects for you.
- SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily set up your telescope on any three bright objects in the sky.
- Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.
This Telescope has some Awesome Accessories
StarSense Auto Align
This device enables automatic align your Nexstar 6SE in under three minutes without the need to identify or locate any star in the sky. It provides advanced mount modeling for extremely precise GoTo pointing accuracy. When your alignment needs to be perfect, you can add up to 10 additional calibration stars to achieve a new level of accuracy that is great for locating objects in the camera’s field of view for astroimaging.
This way it works is a small digital camera replaces your finder scope and attaches via one of two provided mounting brackets. The camera automatically captures a series of images of the sky and StarSense hand controller or SkyPortal App identifies the stars in the images, matching them to their databases. Once a positive match is confirmed, StarSense calculates the coordinates of the center of the captured image, determining exactly where the telescope is pointed.
Sky Portal WiFi Module
Celestron's SkyPortal Wi-Fi Module turns your smartphone, tablet or computer into your own personal planetarium and observatory! Just plug the Wi-Fi module into your Nexstar 6SE’s AUX port and connect to its wireless signal with your device to become a wireless hand controller for your telescope, guiding you through the alignment process and slewing to any celestial object with a simple tap.
The SkyPortal app has intuitive Compass Mode enables you to hold your device up to the night sky and instantly identify stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Zoom in to view fainter objects not visible to the naked eye and send your telescope to hone in on those objects. It can show you the best objects to view based on your time and location, The app is full of hundreds of astronomical photographs and NASA spacecraft images and has more than four hours of audio narration to learn the history, mythology, and science of the heavens.
Out of the box, the Nexstar 6se works great for planetary imaging. All you need to do is get a planetary camera and use it like an eyepiece with the TPO Barlow and you will be able to get amazing images of Saturn and its rings or the storm on Jupiter.
But when it comes to taking long exposures for deep space images, the 6SE will not cut it by itself. Its Alt-Az tracking keeps objects centered but doesn’t account for rotation in the field of view. A long exposure will start to blur after few seconds.
The Celestron Wedge enables long exposure astrophotography and autoguiding by tilting the telescope’s azimuth into an equatorial platform allowing it to track an arc around the polar axis. With it allow you to increase your exposure time from seconds to minutes and see the deepest darkest regions of space.
- 6-Inch NexStar SE Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA
- NexStar SE Mount: Motorized Alt-Azimuth/ GoTo
- Tripod with Adjustable Steel Legs
- Accessory Tray
- NexStar+ Hand Controller
- 1.25-inch Star Diagonal
- 1.25-inch, 25mm Eyepiece
- TPO 15mm Eyepiece
- TPO 40mm Eyepiece
- TPO 2x Barlow
- TPO ND Filter
- StarPointer Optical Finderscope (Red Dot)
This telescope control software replaces the hand control and allows the user to remotely control their Celestron computerized telescope from their personal PC or laptop.
The new Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery chemistries, great for those Astronomers on the go.
Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology makes it easier than ever to locate objects in the night sky, even if you’ve never used a telescope before. Turn it on and push ‘Align.’ In about three minutes, you’re ready to observe!
WiFi technology encircles the globe in a web of connectivity, knowledge, and information. Now, Celestron is using that same technology to allow stargazers to connect to the night sky and enhance their experience of the cosmos in fun and unique ways.